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(Message started by: John Fern on Dec 27th, 2002, 6:18am)

Title: create an autorun cd that installs programs direct
Post by John Fern on Dec 27th, 2002, 6:18am
Hi:

I just bought CDFront End and have tried to make an autorun CD that launches the installation of the program I copy to the CD. I have not had any luck.


Title: Re: create an autorun cd that installs programs di
Post by Support Staff on Dec 31st, 2002, 10:58am
Please better explain your difficulties.
Have read the quick start in the other forum topics? Have you read the tutorials (press F1)? What step doesn't work?
For a quicker help always ask: cdfrontend@visualvision.com

Title: Re: create an autorun cd that installs programs di
Post by john fern on Jan 4th, 2003, 4:17pm
I have some programs that I have downloaded from the net in my DESKTOP folder.
I would like to make a CD that autostarts when inserted with the programs that I have in the DESKTOP appear in the screen and have the word "install" that when clicked it starts the installation process of the program clicked.

I was making a new file, then typing INSTALL, then putting under the typed word INSTALL, the programs that I want to be able to open. I would then highlight each word, and click on the link icon, and then i would get an error message saying that I needed to insert a disk in the drive. What am I doing wrong?

Title: Re: create an autorun cd that installs programs di
Post by Support Staff on Jan 6th, 2003, 2:43am
Your words are a bit confusing.
I suppose you have a series of self-extracting exe, each one would contain a setup of a program.
You want to create a CD like Magazine's one, where you have some pages and you can click on a link to install one of these programs.
This is very simple.
Create the presentation pages with CDFrontEnd (F1 for the manual).
For each program create a text such as "Click here to install PacMan", select the text, use "Insert" then "Link", use the 3rd tab, use Add+ button, write
run:data\pacmansetup.exe

Then, when you are done, press the toolbar button that creates the CD image in a TMP directory (see F1 and the Tutorials for better learning this).

Then open a CD burner program such as NERO and burn on the CD:
- the TMP folder into the ROOT of the CD
- all the .exe you have (such as pacmansetup.exe) into a folder called "data" on the CD.

Burn the CD and it will work.



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